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1 Ben and Stephen and Nick
A quiz on some of my favorite modern British authors. Nothing too high-brow here - what these men have in common is readability and wit.
Average
10 Q
agony
Aug 24 05
2517 plays
2 Famous First Words : Great British Novels
This is the second installment in my "Famous First Words" series. I'll give you some clues, then the first line of a British novel, you just pick the title and author. Watch out: in question ten, I'll give you the author, you pick the novel!
Average
10 Q
thula2
Sep 11 12
735 plays
3 London In Literature
Naturally enough, a lot of English literature is concerned with the capital, and many authors are intimately associated with the city. Here is a quiz on London in literature from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Tough
15 Q
TabbyTom
Nov 20 02
2367 plays
4 Yup, English and Irish Lit
Here are some questions on English and Irish writers, their works, etc., all trivialized for your safety and enjoyment. Enjoy!
Tough
15 Q
Lofgeornost
Nov 18 01
1686 plays
5 Scottish Literature
Robert Burns is possibly the most famous Scottish writer but there are plenty of others, see how well you know them.
Average
15 Q
alan03
Dec 12 03
798 plays
6 Let Me Go Look
You might mutter these words as you delve into your collection of books to see who started their books with these words. This collection of words come from the start of various novels all written by British authors. Let's see which ones you recognise.
Average
10 Q
suomy
Sep 25 13
360 plays
7 Do You Know Your Early British Novels?
This quiz will cover only British novels (no poetry) up to the Modernist period. Good luck!
Average
10 Q
cotton804
May 01 09
1656 plays
8 For Your Ayes Only
Aye, laddie - or lassie, as the case may be - a quiz about Scottish literature. Scottish authors, Scottish subjects, or Scottish settings. A wee bit of everything Scots related.
Average
10 Q
daver852
Sep 25 13
360 plays
9 English Lit 101
See if you can recall facts about authors, poets and their works found in literature from the British Isles.
Tough
10 Q
debodun
Jun 12 11
690 plays
10 London Literary Allusions
You will need to know some literary history to do well in this quiz.
Difficult
10 Q
londoneye98
Jun 27 11
354 plays
11 Writers From Wales
Wales is a small country which has produced its share of well-known writers, poets and playwrights. Your challenge is to identify them from my clues.
Average
10 Q
bracklaman
Apr 18 06
621 plays
12 Opening Lines from British Books
I will give you the opening line/s and name of the author. You should then choose from which of that author's books the quote has been taken.
Tough
10 Q
rubytops
Feb 19 12
432 plays
13 If All Else Fails
If all else fails, I can count on a good book from my home nation to take me to a better place. Here are some British favourites for you to peruse. Beware! Some plot spoilers lie in wait...
Average
10 Q
malik24
Sep 25 13
315 plays
14 Post-War British Literature
After Second World War there were important changes in British Literature. There were the Angry Young Men. There were the voices from the ex-Empire.See for yourself what you still remember of those recent 'past times'.
Tough
10 Q
flem-ish
Nov 08 01
1158 plays
15 19th Century British Lit
Your high school teacher would be so proud... or not!
Very Difficult
20 Q
sampras
Mar 19 01
2157 plays
This is category 15004
Last Updated Sep 25 14 7:41 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* The Alicia Silverstone movie 'Clueless' was based on which Jane Austen novel?
* In which Dickens novel about the civil court system of Victorian England was a character disposed of by 'spontaneous combustion'?
* In which whiny poem does Coleridge lament his injured foot, and the fact that it keeps him from accompanying his friends?
* The sister of this poet is rumored by some, almost certainly falsely, to have had incestuous desires toward her brother.
* Anthony Trollope's 'Parliamentary' novels center on which character?


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